Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Jordon Molaison (age 21) of Thibodaux for stealing a school bus Tuesday morning and driving the bus while intoxicated.
At around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, deputies responded to a Chackbay residence in reference to a stolen school bus. A female bus driver had awoken Tuesday morning to find her bus missing. While en route to the residence, deputies observed the bus traveling westbound on LA Highway 20 and initiated a traffic stop. Thibodaux Police were also called to the scene for assistance. Deputies made contact with the driver who was identified as Jordon Molaison. Through investigation, deputies discovered Molaison had allegedly “hotwired” the bus before stealing it from the property, and he damaged a camera inside the bus. In speaking to Molaison, deputies detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Molaison refused to submit to a field sobriety test, but he later submitted to a breathalyzer test which showed him to have a blood alcohol content of .144g%. Deputies also learned Molaison had a suspended license and did not have an endorsement to operate the bus.
Molaison was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, DWI (2nd Offense), driving under suspension, and operating a vehicle without a proper endorsement (R.S. 32:408). His bond has not yet been set.
5/3/16 4:24 pm UPDATE: Bond is set at $6,500.